WCA National Division One

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Marine Harvest WCA National Division One
ConfederationWomen's Camanachd Association
Number of teams6
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toWCA North Division Two or WCA South Division Two
Current championsSkye Camanachd

The WCA National Division One is the top league for women in the sport of shinty, and is run by the Women's Camanachd Association. Below that from season 2016 there was a return to regional second level set-up with a WCA North Division 2 and WCA South Division 2. All three leagues are sponsored by Marine Harvest. This progression is evidence of the fact that women's shinty is the fastest growing section in Scotland's oldest sport.

In 2016, Skye Camanachd won the league for the first time, clinching the title by comprehensively beating Aberdour Ladies 9-0 in their final league fixture at Silver Sands, Fife on Sunday 14 August 2016.[1] The Skye team narrowly missed out on a famous double when they were beaten 4-2 by Lochaber in the Valerie Fraser Trophy later that month.[2]


At present, five clubs compete in the league alongside a sixth team, WCA All-Stars, who are a select of players from the regional second-tier leagues.

National Division One Winners and Runners-Up[edit]

List of Winners[edit]

Club Total Years
Glengarry 4 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012
Glasgow Mid Argyll 4 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015
Skye Camanachd 3 2016, 2017, 2018

List of Runners-Up[edit]

Club Total Years
Glasgow Mid Argyll 2 2006, 2016
Badenoch & Strathspey 2 2015, 2018
Tír Conaill Harps 1 2009
Skye Camanachd 1 2014
Lochaber 1 2017